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How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a...

 

'Wake-up call': 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives

0NEW YORK (AP) — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging...

 

Man upset by wife's illness kills them both at hospital

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife's suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo...

 

Protester scales Statue of Liberty's base, forces evacuation

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman protesting U.S. immigration policy climbed the Statue of Liberty's base and forced the monument's evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statue's pedestal and had...

 

Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

NEW YORK (AP) — From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as they watched Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry in a royal wedding with trans-Atlantic resonance. People gathered at...

 

Trump can't delay lawsuit from 'Apprentice' contestant

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now, a court said on Thursday. The ruling by the state Supreme Court's appellate division means...

 

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with son

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said Friday. Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent...

 

Calls for investigation, but no consensus at UN Gaza meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Middle East envoy said there was no justifying the killings of more than 50 Palestinians by Israeli fire at the Gaza border, and several Security Council members called for an independent investigation, but the coun...

 

New York AG's fall: From women's defender to alleged abuser

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three months ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman went before the news cameras to announce a lawsuit accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his former studio of abusing and intimidating a multitude of...

 

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

TORONTO (AP) — The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who...

 

UN leader calls for investigation into deadly Gaza clashes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops, while Security Council members urged restraint on both sides. The...

 

Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country's most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers...

 

They spoke out pre-#MeToo and cheer it, with note of caution

NEW YORK (AP) — The newspaper was about to come out with Leesa Perazzo's account of being raped at 16. She was relieved. And petrified. She had never told her story so publicly but thought it could help other victims. Yet Perazzo, a Schenectady...

 

Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club announced Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon...

 

UN Security Council to meet on Iran protests, at US request

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the U.S. asked the world body to show support for Iran's anti-government protesters. With council members divided in their views of the...

 

12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve people were dead and four more were fighting for their lives late Thursday after a fire swept through a Bronx apartment building on one of the coldest nights so far this winter, city officials said. The victims included a...

 

Truck attack suspect is charged with terrorism offenses

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried out the attack in response to the Islamic State group's online calls to...

 

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation "is now within reach" while North Korea's foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump's insult to his country...

 

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved Thursday. Iraq, council members and some human rights...

 

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba so far hasn't unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday. Foreign Minister Bruno...

 

Global differences abound as leaders address UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France's president urged world leaders to work together, while...

 

NYC calorie rule scrutinized in courts of law, and science

NEW YORK (AP) — As a court fight simmers over New York City's pioneering requirement for calorie counts on chain restaurant menus, scientists say the jury's still out on whether giving people the numbers spurs them to eat healthier. The city says t...

 

'Human Project' study will ask 10,000 to share life's data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing...

 

Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be the nation's tweeter-in-chief, but some Twitter users say he's violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his feed after they posted scornful comments. Lawyers for two Twitter users sent the...

 

A suicide at age 8? Very rare, but not inconceivable

NEW YORK (AP) — The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom. Now Gabriel Taye's January death is being re-examined, after it emerged that he was bullied and knocked...

 

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